Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

London Masterclass Series: Picture Book Focus: Marvellous Motivation – Is your character’s motivation crystal clear

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Date(s) - 18/03/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Theodore Bullfrog Pub, First floor meeting room, ,
26-30 John Adam Street - London, WC2N 6HL

Picture Book Focus: Marvellous Motivation – Is your character's motivation crystal clear? with Natascha Biebow

If readers are asking 'so what?' after reading your story, your openings don't really grab the, or your plot is sagging, the problem is probably that you haven't asked your characters enough embarrassing questions. Discover the five key things you need to ask to make creating memorable picture book characters and watertight plots a piece of cake.

Natascha Biebow runs Blue Elephant Storyshaping, a coaching and mentoring service empowering writers and illustrators to fine-tune their work pre-submission. Editor of numerous award-winning children's books, with over 20 years' experience, her favourite task is shaping stories. She writes picture books and has recently been exploring creative non-fiction picture books and crafting a middle-grade novel. She is the author of Elephants Never Forget (1995) and Is this my nose? (2008), winner of the Bookstart Best Book for Babies.

Attendees should bring along at least one picture book manuscript or idea in progress.

*Included in the price – Natascha will provide feedback on one picture book text, provided this is submitted by the specified deadline. Book early to avoid disappointment!*

Also included: lunch plus an afternoon tea or coffee.

Please note that we are unable to offer any refunds unless the Masterclass is cancelled. The programme is subject to change.

For more information: Masterclass Flyer 2017 FINAL or email:



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